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Maternity Benefit Act,1961

[Act No. 53 of Year 1961, dated 12th. December, 1961]

Sections Particulars
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Application of Act
3 Definitions In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires
4 Employment of, or work by women prohibited during certain periods
5 Right to payment of maternity benefits
5A Continuance of payment of maternity benefit in certain cases
5B Payment of maternity benefit in certain cases
6 Notice of claim for maternity benefit and payment thereof
7 Payment of maternity benefit in case of death of a woman
8 Payment of medical bonus
9 Leave for miscarriage, etc.
9A Leave with wages for tubectomy operation
10 Leave for illness arising out of pregnancy, delivery, premature birth of child, 19 [miscarriage, medical termination of pregnancy or tubectomy operation]
11 Nursing breaks
12 Dismissal during absence of pregnancy
13 No deduction of wages in certain cases
14 Appointment of Inspectors
15 Powers and duties of Inspectors
16 Inspectors to be public servants
17 Power of Inspector to direct payments to be made
18 Forfeiture of maternity benefit
19 Abstract of Act and rules thereunder to be exhibited
20 Registers, etc.
21 Penalty for contravention of Act by employer
22 Penalty for obstructing Inspector
23 Cognizance of offences
24 Protection of action taken in good faith
25 Power of Central Government to give directions
26 Power to exempt establishments
27 Effect of laws and agreements inconsistent with this Act
28 Power to make rules
29 Amendment of Act 69 of 1951
30 Repeal
Maternity Benefit (Mines And Circus) Rules, 1963
1 Short title and commencement
2 Definitions
3 Muster-roll
4 Proof
5 Payment of maternity and other benefit
6 Break for nursing child
7 Duties and powers of the competent authority and Inspectors
8 Acts which constitute gross misconduct
9 Appeal under section 12
10 Complaint under section 17
11 Appeal under section l7
12 Supply of forms
13 Non-submission of notices, appeals or complaints in the prescribed forms
14 Records
15 Abstract
16 Annual returns
Form A Muster-Roll
Form B Medical Certificate
Form C Death Certificate
Form D Certificate Of Delivery/Miscarriage
Form E Notice Under Section 6 Of The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 For Proceeding On Maternity Leave
Form F Receipt Of Maternity Benefit
Form G Appeal
Form H Complaint
Form I Complaint
Form J Appeal Under Section 17
Form K Abstract Of The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, And The Rules Made Thereunder
Form L Annual Return For The Year Ending On The 31st December, 20....
Form M Employment, Dismissal, Payment Of Bonus, Etc., Of Women For The Year Ending On 31st December, 20......
Form N Details Of Payment Made During The Year Ending 31st December, 20...
Form O Prosecution During The Year Ending 31st December, 20....

An Act to regulate the employment of women in certain establishments for certain period before and after child-birth and to provide for maternity benefit and certain other benefits

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twelfth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

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